Metta World Peace--F - Lakers
Last Updated: 25 Jun, 01:17 PM
Metta World Peace is staying put with the Los Angeles Lakers.
According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the veteran small forward will play out the final year of his contract (worth $7.7 million) rather than exercise the early termination option on his deal.
While "Buss Family Overpays For Wold Peace" isn't likely to be a headline in Los Angeles, the fact of the matter is that the small forward is simply making more than he is worth. Once an elite defender, World Peace is now little more than spot up shooter. The Lakers offensive philosophy is up in the air, but it is hard to imagine a situation in which World Peace is productive.
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